INÉDI - Centre of expertise and research in industrial design

Cégep régional de Lanaudière, Terrebonne, Québec
What the facility does

Supports the development, optimization, and validation of innovative products, notably in the field of adapted sport

Areas of expertise

The facility meets the needs of small, medium, and large businesses throughout the entire product development process. To do so, it works with a multidisciplinary team of experts to carry out applied research projects aimed at designing, developing, optimizing, and validating innovative products. Industrial design at the facility is supported by four research areas or departments: strategic design and design thinking, additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping, connected objects and virtuality, and human-object interaction.

Research services
  • Support with design thinking and strategic design
  • Applied research in biomechanics, learning, and motor control
  • Design and manufacture of unique, complex, or small quantity parts
  • Product integration and training in virtual reality
  • Support and training with the help of our experts for product design, prototyping, experimentation, analysis, validation, and technology transfer
  • Access to laboratory equipment and the possibility for your teams to experiment with the techniques mastered by our highly qualified personnel
  • Temporary hire of specialized personnel
  • Rental of space and equipment
Sectors of application
  • Consumer durables
  • Education
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Specialized lab



ProtoDEC additive manufacturing laboratory

Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0 3D printer

Large format multi-head 3D printing with the possibility of printing with filaments, pellets, or pastes


Desktop Metal Studio System 3D printer

Metal 3D printing

Human-object interaction laboratory

Tekscan F-Scan Pressure Mapping System

Measurement of pressure distribution where the foot meets the shoe


COSMED K5 wearable metabolic system

Measurement of oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced when breathing


h/p/cosmos® saturn® 300/100 r Running Machine

Treadmill with a large running surface specially designed for use with a wheelchair or bicycle


Xsens MVN Link motion capture system

Motion capture using inertial measurement units


Tobii Pro Glasses 2 eye tracking system

Tracking of eye movements in a real-life environment


AMTI AccuGait Walkway

Measurement of forces and moments on the surface of the platform


Bertec 6090-06 Force Plate

Measurement of forces and moments on the surface of the platform


Delsys Trigno wireless EMG

Measurement of portable electromyography


OptiTrak Motion Capture System

Precise capture of positioning and movement with reflective markers


GERonTologic simulator GERT (age simulation suit)

Equipment to simulate the physical disabilities that typically affect seniors


Hexoskin Smart Shirt

System to remotely measure physiological data

HoloDEC virtual prototyping laboratory

Immersion room with OptiTrack 3D tracking system

Motion capture with 2D and 3D projection


OneX Pro 360 camera

360-degree image and video capture in ultra-high definition (8K)


Creaform HandySCAN 3D

3D surface scanning and reconstruction


Creaform Go!SCAN SPARK

3D surface scanning and reconstruction


Leica BLK360 Imaging Laser Scanner

Laser scanner with imaging to capture surroundings

  • Alliance Métal Québec
  • Centre d’intégration à la vie active (CIVA)
  • DALS Lighting
  • Centres collégiaux de transfert de technologie
  • Emovi
  • Equiparc
  • Institut national du sport du Québec
  • Motion Composites
  • Planipharm Design
  • Tribor Design
  • Professor Félix Chénier’s laboratory (Université du Québec à Montréal)



INÉDI / KINÉDI motion capture laboratory

INÉDI / HoloDEC (Tribor Design)